Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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How do I reduce the space allocated to Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 , but now I am not satisfied as it has taken more space 100 GB. Since I have to use Windows more often, I found that I am unable to see the files of Ubuntu when I open ...
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Do I need to create root, swap, and home partitions in a specific order?

I've just installed Win7 and left enough space on my hdd for Ubuntu. I'd like to create a root partition, a swap partition and a home partition. Do I need to create them in a special order, at a ...
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How can I remove the Ubuntu 11.04 disk partition so that there is enough free disk space to install 12.04?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04 I took the default disk partition size, and it turned out to be too small, so now I'm having problems. I want to uninstall 11.04 and install 12.04, but unless I can ...
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Any way of changing the partition size of a Ubuntu install from inside the install?

Is there anyway to change the partition size of Ubuntu while using Ubuntu? I currently have 2 partitions and would like to shrink the one I have Ubuntu installed on to make a storage partition so I ...
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How to delete and/or merge dev/sda5 logical filesystem?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my primary computer, replacing Ubuntu 11.10. I used the fresh install method, wiping all data off of the HDD and starting from scratch using a flash drive for ...
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Resizing my linux partition [duplicate]

So, I was getting rid of my openSUSE to install lubuntu. In the process, I didn't manage my hard drive partitions well enough and as a result, I lost my windows 7 partition. I got over the loss, and ...
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needs of /boot, what is the problem without /boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: For what using /boot and /tmp Partition in ubuntu I don't know what is the need of /boot What is the problem doing partition without /boot? I decided to create a "5 ...
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help me for doing partitioning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I Want to install Ubuntu 12.04 (a fresh installation) in my PC but i have no ...
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How to shrink a partition without using GParted?

Unfortunately all the answers I found involve GParted. I thought I could be using parted, but apparently the "parted resize" command has some limitations with respect to GParted when working on a ...
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What is the need for /boot and /tmp partitions in ubuntu

What is the reason of /boot and /tmp partitions in Ubuntu ?
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New ext4 partition and used space

I have fresh ext4 partition, which means I just formated it with mkfs.ext4 -m 0.1 /dev/mapper/abak-home, and there's already 27G space used. Setting reserved root space (-m) to 0 didn't have any ...
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Ext4 and NTFS partitions recovery

I had two partitions in NTFS and one in ext4 (Ubuntu 12.04 installed one week ago), something gone wrong and the OS couln'd start. I tried to reinstall a new version and by mistake choosed the option ...
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Please give me some information for doing partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I Want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my PC but i have no knowledge about doing ...
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/var partition ran out of space. Upgradation of softwares failing. Any workaround?

When trying this : How to install the same softwares in 12.04 which were there in 10.04? , after fetching all the packages, during the process of unpacking, my 2.88GB /var partition ran out of space ...
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Can I transfer Files from my Windows to my Wubi installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi Is there any way to share files between two partitions??
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How do I modify this preseed snippet to partition my hard drive?

I'm attempting to create my first Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 preseed file and I'm afraid I can't figure out the hard drive partitioning aspect: I have a 2TB hard disk that I need configured as ...
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Best Disk Partitioning Scheme for a Java EE Developer Machine

Are there some kind of "best disk partitioning scheme" for a linux-based Java EE developer machine, in terms of performance, organization or others? Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu 11.10 don't see partition

How can I see my other partition. Everything was fine and suddenlny my other partition dissapired. I booted windows and windows can see it but Ubuntu can't. I started Gparted and Gparted could't see ...
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How to partition external USB without losing data?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.4 on a 8GB thumb drive. Every time I restart I lose my settings because I don't have enough room. So I want to install it on my 160GB external USB drive (FAT32). My issue is, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with 120GB SSD and 500GB Spinner, partition help needed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I symlink certain directories in /home to an SSD? I am ready to ditch my Windows 7 install on my laptop, finally, after getting all of the linux application ...
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I can't install Ubuntu on Windows 7

I've made my 8 GB USB flash drive bootable with Ubuntu and I tried to install it. It showed up but it doesn't let me choose which partition. I have 2 partition, C: which I have Windows 7 on with 58 GB ...
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Failed Partitioning, can i get those 17Gb back?

I used the Ubuntu text installer and went ahead and used the guided partitioner, it froze after partitioning about 17Gb, i can't find it in GParted or the Windows 7 partition manager. When i retry the ...
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partitioning suggestions

Today i am going to install a clean ubuntu 12.04 . Right now i am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I am going to dual boot ubuntu. Also i am using a 120 gb ssd. My question is can you help me to ...
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SMART Disk Failure 05 - Reallocated Sector Count: Creating a Partition Ubuntu 12.04

I apologize if this question has been answered previously. I've checked through the "similar titles" but haven't exactly had any luck. I'm aware of the problem and I know the solution, I simply ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot up is unreasonably slow

One of the things I like about Ubuntu is the allegedly fast boot time, unfortunately that's not the case for me anymore. On my computer Ubuntu itself boots up in forty seconds (from choosing Ubuntu ...
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Not able to see '/home' drive .

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with 3 partition [ / drive for 100 GB, /home for 200 GB and /swap drive for 8 GB] . But after successful installation I'm not able to see /home drive . I can see ...
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Installer Only Recognizes 801GB of a 3TB RAID1 Array

I've been searching as best I can for this precise problem, but the only place I found it exactly was here, and I don't think that the OP ever got an adequate answer. Most of the issues I've seen ...
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Can I use GParted to repartition my drive in order that I can install Windows 7 on a portion of the drive and have a dual-boot system?

I have used Ubuntu 11.10 successfully for several months. Today, I am installing the 12.04 LTS upgrade. It's been a while since I set up an old Lenovo Thinkpad T60 with Ubuntu. Windows XP was ...
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Gparted can't create partition table

Here's what the problem is. About a day or so ago I used Gparted live cd to create 3 NTFS primary partitions on my external 500 gig Goflex and one extended with 2 logical partitiones. I had planned ...
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Whats the easiest way to install Windows 7 via USB side by side with Ubuntu (Other Questions Below)?

I am trying to install Windows 7 side by side with Ubuntu. The computer is already running Ubuntu and I have partitioned the hard drive formatted it for NTFS and have a USB copy of the .iso of Windows ...
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How to resolve home partition tied to older Ubuntu version?

I reinstalled Precise, over the existing Oneiric install and assigned the partitions manually. I have 3 partitions dedicated to Ubuntu. The '/' partition I set to format. The '/boot' partition also I ...
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How do I install Windows 7 from an iso file on a separate partition from Ubuntu?

I have already installed Ubuntu on my computer's hard drive. But I want to create a second partition that runs Windows 7. My computer cannot read DVD's (it's that old) so I have the Windows 7 iso file ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I've installed Windows on half of my hard disk space. Only one partition. I would like to install Ubuntu into my free disk space. The question: In Ubuntu Installer, when I choose "Install Ubuntu ...
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Maximizing HDD space on dual boot Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 12.04 system

My question is very specific. In the screenshot here of my GParted, you can see Fedora 16 installed on /dev/sda4 and Ubuntu (with the mount point "/") on /dev/sda6. Partition /dev/sda5 is taking up ...
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How to resize partitions?

Previously, I have installed Windows 7 on my 320 GB laptop with three partitions 173, 84 and 63 GB each. The 63 GB partition was where the Windows was installed. The rest were for file containers. ...
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Partitions; Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows, you name it, how do I do it?

Alright here's what I'm looking for help with. I want to Partition my external Gofelx drive so that I can install 4 OS's on it. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Windows Seven/8 and another linux distro I know I ...
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How to delete an EFI partition on an External HDD without affecting other partitions?

I've got a 2 TB external HDD. The HDD is partitioned into 3 partitions: 200 mb efi partition and two about 1 TB Fat32 partitions. Formatting the whole drive isn't an option because there is ...
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How can I repartition my hard disks?

I have several bootable hard drives in one PC. Hard drive 1 has 2 partitions, both bootable, I want one partition instead Hard drive 2 is bootable I want access it as a normal slave/data hard disk ...
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How to view/mount other partitions on your hard drive

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 on a USB flash drive and decided to install it on an old external HDD which I have taken out of the casing and succesfully mounted in my desktop computer. ...
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Ubuntu Install And Data Recovery From Windows

I'm running ubuntu 11.10 on a Mem Stick as my Win 7 install has died and wanted to install permanently. There are 6 partitions across the three HDD's and OBV it only sees 4 of them. All the discs are ...
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How to partition the hard drive and with which file system?

I have a 238 GB formatted HDD, and 3GB of RAM. I am thinking a 20-30 GB OS partition, and NTFS for data for obvious reasons. Any suggestions?
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Partitioning Issues

So I decided to include my entire HD space of 320GB in the /dev/sda3 partition where I had installed Ubuntu. I was told that it is better to keep some HD space away from the installation partition. ...
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How to hide a(n) (NTFS) partition from ubuntu

I need to hide an NTFS partition from listing in the nautilus. How can I achieve that? Is there any tool to do that? And how can I hide files in ubuntu (except . operator)
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How to repartition an EC2 micro instance under ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I want to create an instance to run a webserver under EC2 using ubuntu 10.10. That's actually quite easy, but what I'd want to change how that virtual disk partitioning is made. Using the wizard they ...
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Mounted NTFS filesystem takes up /home space.

I have a 500 Gig hard drive, ubuntu on it and I need to use as much space at my home dir as possible, however, my home dir somehow has only 15 Gigs of usable space. When I run GParted, I see three ...
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How to switch out a backtrack distro? (Multiple Ideas)

Got myself in a little over my head in partitions. Currently I have an ubuntu 11.10 distro and a backtrack distro on my hard drive. I can't run Diablo 3 on a virtual box successfully, so I made a ...
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Clean install of 12.04 over old 10.10 and only format some partitions

I want to install latest Ubuntu 12.04, once it gets released, on top of my actual 10.10. The main reason is that I get the "not supported" message, and cannot upgrade to newer distributions through ...
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How to automount my Windows partition at boot?

I have a dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10 system. Ubuntu was pretty much a vanilla installation and it was able to automount my two Win partitions. I used to see them in Nautilus. To recover this ...
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Partition installation issues.How to install ubuntu on 3TB drive with pre-installed Windows 7.

3TB drive partitions: ntfs (100mb) - reserved by Windows 7 ntfs (70Gb) - system partition for Windows 7 unallocated 100Gb for Ubuntu ntfs (385Gb) common files -deocs.. etc... as suggested by 1 mil ...
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How to recover 1 specific partition using live cd (usb)?

So I have somehow managed to delete my Ubuntu partition. I think it may have been windows system restore that deleted it. Below is a screenshot of Gparted run via a live usb copy of Ubuntu. That big ...